Making its debut in The Elder Scrolls Online, learn more on the game’s official site.
ESO creative director Paul Sage describes how you’ll find useful, interesting items in every corner of Tamriel.
For more information about the game, visit http://elderscrollsonline.com. Other site highlights include:
Last week we opened the doors of Oblivion to the plane of Coldharbour, the realm of Molag Bal; but even more events are happening within the ever growing world of ESO.
- The latest Developer Question of the Week video features Associate Content Designer Leamon Tuttle. Watch it above and share your answers on the ESO Facebook page.
- Two latest ‘Ask Us Anythings’ are up. Learn more about on PvP and lore and more.
- Matt Firor talks to ZAM about the ESO closed beta.
- Issue #5 of the Tamriel Chronicle has been released. Check out some of the newest Community Highlights.
- ESO will be playable at Gamescom 2013. Thousands of people will be given the opportunity to try it out.
- Calling all artists – We’re searching for the best ESO-themed poster. Submit your entry by Friday, May 17th, 2013 to have a chance to win awesome ESO prizes!
Molag Bal, the God of Schemes, threatens all of Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls Online. Watch this new video to visit his Oblivion plane of Coldharbour and learn more about his plans.
We’re taking you straight to Molag Bal’s realm in this new video. Watch it to get a glimpse of Coldharbour and some of its inhabitants and to learn more about this malevolent Daedric Prince’s plans for Tamriel—and your soul.
As you enjoy your weekend, don’t forget to check out this week’s highlights from ElderScrollsOnline.com!
Longtime fans of TES will remember the Ogrim from Morrowind. These Daedra return in ESO, and the embed above give you a first look at their return. To learn more how ZeniMax Online Studios brought this memorable monster back to life, read the feature here.
Additional highlights this week include:
- A new Grahtwood waterfall wallpaper.
- Content Designer Ed Stark introduces this week’s Developer Question of the Week.
- Community Highlights in the latest edition of The Tamriel Chronicle.
- Fan-submitted questions — including essential details on sweet rolls and fishysticks — get answers in the the newest Ask Us Anything.
- Details on the next wave of beta invites.
Gaming press from around the globe visited ZeniMax Online Studios last week to play/learn more about The Elder Scrolls Online. Beginning this week, their impressions are making their way online.
In their second hands-on with the game, MMORPG.com has posted several new articles — including coverage of first-person controls, questing, crafting, AvA/PvP, playing as a sorcerer, and a new interview with Paul Sage.
At Destructoid, Chris Carter reports that the game’s plans for a fully-functioning first person mode looks “… extremely impressive, to the point where it looked like they were playing Oblivion and Skyrim at times.” In a separate article, Carter declares the game “a welcome hybrid of old and new school MMO mechanics” and shares the following thoughts on the game’s distinct Elder Scrolls feel:
“As the developers at Zenimax were showing off the game, you could tell that they really cared about the history of the Elder Scrolls franchise. It was clear after playing it for an extended period of time that there will be lots of lore here to uncover; perhaps more than any other Elder Scrolls game before it.”
For much, much more coverage on the game, hit the jump below…
Today’s update to ElderScrollsOnline.com includes an ‘Ask Us Anything’ focusing on the game’s combat. Keyboard controls, soft targeting, and whether or not dedicated tanks and healers are required for an raids are discussed.
Below is but a sampling of the extensive Q&A:
In the introduction video you say that you can start with PvP at an early level. Will you be able to level up through PvP? – By Jan Schuh
Yes, currently you can start leveling via PvP in Cyrodiil at level 10.
Visit ElderScrollsOnline.com to learn more.
Update: In addition to the panels listed below, Arkane Studios’ own Ricardo Bare will be participating in a panel titled “Narrative Design – telling stories without words” on Saturday, March 23rd from 8:00-9:00 pm in the Wyvern theater.
Kicking off this year’s convention season, The Elder Scrolls Online will be at PAX East (March 22-24) in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit us at the Bethesda booth to chat with members of the Dev Team, play The Elder Scrolls Online, and get your hands on some unique ESO items, including a free ourboros t-shirt and three purchasable Alliance t-shirts.
In addition, Matt Firor, Pete Hines, and I will be appearing on panels during the event.
‘Future of Online Games’ feat. Matt Firor — Friday, March 22nd from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Naga Theater
‘Community: The Most Important Bullet Point Not on the Box’ feat. Matt Grandstaff — Friday, March 22nd from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Wyvern Theater
‘Get Hired in Video Games Marketing’ feat. Pete Hines — Friday, March 22nd from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Arachnid Theater
We’ll be sharing more (awesome) details about our plans for PAX East — stay tuned, and we hope to see you there!
In a new wallpaper, Aldmeri Dominion forces attack a keep in Cyrodiil, knowing they must conquer the White-Gold tower for the good of all Tamriel. Their siege weaponry’s destructive power drives the enemy from even steadfast holds.
Download the wallpaper on ElderScrollsOnline.com.